Of course. Only half of our consultants have an economic background. Our consultants also have backgrounds in engineering, mathematics, physics, computer science, psychology and humanities and social sciences. Interdisciplinarity is very important to us and is appreciated and encouraged accordingly!
As our projects always go through different phases, which take up different amounts of time, this cannot be said in general terms. Nevertheless, it can be assumed that on average about 10 hours per week and per consultant are spent to make a project a success. For the summer semester of 2023, we are also piloting a new Research Specialist position. This will involve a smaller weekly time commitment of approximately 5 hours.
The selection of applicants is based on the degree of suitability and motivation for working as a consultant at 180 Degrees Consulting. Various skills that we consider important for the engagement will be assessed on the basis of your written application and your personal interview. Although we also collect grades in the online application, these only play a minor role in our selection – they are mainly asked for statistical reasons.
As soon as your first project is finished, your time with us is of course not over! You will have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills as a team manager or a senior student consultant within the framework of another consulting project. In addition, you can also get involved internally in the board of directors to help ensure that our association remains what it already is: great.